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Alzheimer Tele-Workshop offers information, support

Alzheimer Tele-Workshop offers information, support

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC will offer a free tele–workshop, How to Support a Friend Who Has Dementia or is a Caregiver, on Wednesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. The workshop is designed for friends and family of someone dealing with dementia, offering ideas for communicating with a person with dementia, for offering support and providing options on the kind of help the person, their caregiver or family might appreciate. The tele-workshop is not aimed at primary caregivers.

Connecting to the sessions is as easy as visiting (enter as a Guest) or phoning toll-free 1-866-994-7745, then entering pass code 1122333 when prompted.

Tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but are also open to health-care providers. Recognizing that many caregivers are unable to attend in-person workshops, the sessions can be accessed via web or telephone. At the end of the tele-workshop, participants have an opportunity to ask questions and share with others who are in similar situations.

For more information about other upcoming tele-workshops or to view shortened recordings of past sessions go to www.alzhei

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, which affect one in 11 Canadians over the age of 65, visit the Society website at


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